Volume 5 - 12 Apr 2019

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Bethany,

This Sunday, called Palm or Passion Sunday, is the first day of Holy Week. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are called the Triduum, three days that are the highlight of the Church year. As a Catholic Community may we find time across these Easter holidays to make space for Jesus in our lives. May we be reminded of the true message of Easter which is one of hope.

 

Farewell to Dr Dan White

On Tuesday together with Mr Gough, I was  privileged to take a few 11 students to St Mary’s Cathedral to be part of the retirement Mass for Dr Dan White, the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools. As you know Dr White was Principal at Bethany for 1 week during 2017. The Mass was a wonderful celebration and we were blessed to be able to hear from Dr White for one final time and reflect on the many legacies that he has left for Sydney Catholic Schools. Each of the 152 schools was represented by a banner which is shown in the photograph below. We wish Dr Dan White happiness and good health in his retirement.

 

 

Compass

This week all parents should have received communication either by email, text or post to let you know of our migration to Compass beginning next term. If you have not received your username and password please contact the College for this. Compass will rely on parent emails being kept up to date. I encourage you to read the login details sent to you and the accompanying instructions in this newsletter to be Compass ready. We ask that you download the Compass App onto your mobile phones and have alerts turned on for this for ease of communication.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Inquiry and Review

The College will undertake the Inquiry and Review Process on May 2 and 3 next term. This process requires the College to address recommendations from 2015 and to look at the improvement journey of Bethany since 2015 and advise of future directions that the College wishes to take. I thank those parents who will take part in the next stage of the process by speaking with the visiting panel on May 2.

 

P&F Meeting

Please mark in your diaries May 6 at 7pm for our next P&F Meeting. These meetings are strictly one hour of your time and are a way to show support to the College in regards to future directions and be informed of current initiatives inside the College. They are held in  the College Library and are also a key way to meet other parents. Please come along as we finalise preparations for the Bingo Night.

 

Bingo Night

When: May 17, 6.30pm

Where: Yalunga Hall

Tickets: will be available shortly, please reserve your table by emailing our P&F President Les Salisbury

les.salisbury@syd.catholic.edu.au

 

We need your help, if any parent can donate any prize or buy vouchers to donate as prizes, no matter how large or small. You may consider books of movie tickets, dinner vouchers, a contact you may have for a business who will donate or access to organisations who can donate signed sport memorabilia or the like. All money raised after costs will go back to providing further resources for your daughter at the College.

 

Mother’s Day Mass

We warmly invite all mums, grandmothers and significant female role models in the lives of our girls to our Mother’s Day Mass followed by a light morning tea on Thursday May 9. Mass begins at 7.30am at St Michael’s. We look forward to seeing a Church full of our mums.

On a final note I would like to wish the entire Bethany Community a blessed and Holy Easter. May the Easter season bring time to reflect on where we are and a reminder to slow down to spend time with our faith and the people who are most important in our lives. I thank our staff for going beyond just their role in offering opportunities for our girls and for the feedback and support that we get from parents to help make Bethany such a vibrant learning community for our girls.

 

HAPPY EASTER

 

Robyn Rodwell

College Principal

From the Assistant Principal

Over the past few weeks a number of parents have received correspondence regarding their daughters attendance. As Term 1 draws to a close, parents and caregivers are reminded of their responsibilities to inform the school of the reason for their daughters absence within 7 days of the first day of absence. Parents will receive written notification when their daughters’ attendance falls below 90%. Whilst for a small number of families these absence are explained, however, we believe that it is extremely important to notify you of our attendance concerns as we are very aware of the correlation between wellbeing, (including socialisation), academic achievement and attendance. From time to time a small percentage of girls will face challenges in relation to attendance. Parents and caregivers whose daughters are experiencing challenges with attendance are encouraged to contact your daughter’s Year Coordinator at the start of Term 2 to allow us the opportunity to work collaboratively with you to support your daughter.

 

At the end of a somewhat busy term, the school holidays provide a valuable opportunity for students to have a much earned break from school. The change of routine allows students to slow down and take a break from their often busy routines, including homework and after school activities. There is much research to support the idea that students benefit significantly from the chance to relax, and return to school feeling recharged, engaged and enthusiastic about their learning. The holidays also provide important family time, strengthening bonds and a commitment to the development of shared values, or time for travel and new experiences.  All of which are valuable and worthwhile endeavours.

 

For our Year 12 students who have just completed a number of assessment tasks, these school holidays provide an important opportunity for students to have a rest and recharge for Term 2. Whilst many students will use this time to work on major works and take the opportunity to ensure that their notes are up to date, it is important that the girls also have some time for themselves and engage in activities of self care. Thanks to the generosity of our staff we are pleased to offer a small number of holiday classes for our Year 12 students. Parents will have received letters outlining the specific details of these classes and should have completed and returned permission slips for each one. Students will be required to meet the teacher in charge at the front gate at the time communicated.

 

Term 2

Term 2 commences for staff and students on Monday April 29, when we will gather to commemorate ANZAC Day. Girls return in their summer uniform and are reminded that at all times the College Blazer is the outer garment. These holidays provide a timely opportunity to check the length of winter uniforms and to ensure that the girls have everything that they have they need to return confidently in their winter uniforms at the start of Week 3.  A reminder that the Uniform shop is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8am-11am, allowing girls to purchase anything they need before the start of week 3.

 

Supervision

Parents are reminded that supervision at Bethany begins each morning at 8.20am, when the buildings are opened for the girls to access their lockers.  Please note that afternoon supervision concludes  following the departure of the last school special. Should any student waiting to board a public bus after this time experience any difficulties or have any concerns they are encouraged to go to the College Office which is open until 4pm each afternoon.

 

Bus Route M41

Please note that following communication from Transit Systems please be advised that Route M41 will be renumbered and will now be route 410 operating between Hurstville and Macquarie Park. There will be NO change to the timetable, number of trips or the route operated.

 

Congratulations to all all our girls on a fabulous Term 1, I have been impressed with your enthusiasm, welcome, commitment to learning, their enthusiasm and participation in a range of extracurricular activities, and their support of one another. I wish you and your families a happy and holy Easter and an enjoyable school holiday period, and to those travelling, safe travels.  

 

Jodie Hughes

Assistant Principal

Hyde Park ANZAC Ceremony

On Tuesday the 9th of April, six Year 11 students attended the RSL ANZAC Day Ceremony held at Hyde Park. The ceremony was a reverent acknowledgement of the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand soldiers, as well as an active display of a nation’s appreciation for military services. Being given the opportunity to hear speeches from significant members of the Australian community and representatives of the Australian Defence Force, we were humbled to be among those who attended. We were invited to participate by laying a wreath among those brought by a number of Sydney schools. The solemnity offered by the ceremony to all Australian soldiers and their families was an experience, allowing us to actively reflect on our own community involvement and service. In remembrance of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces in Gallipoli, our attendance at Hyde Park’s ANZAC Day Ceremony was both humbling and reverent, prompting us as a community to solemnly call to mind the basis of commemoration: Lest we Forget.

Isabella- Jade Awad – Year 11

Year 11 Legal Studies Excursion

On the 20th and the 22nd of March, Year 11 Legal Studies had the opportunity to attend the Downing Centre Local and District Courts as a part of the preliminary course. A Judge from the District court spoke to us about his role in the legal system and he shared some personal insight in regards to his beliefs on current issues in the Australian media.

We watched several different cases that were being dealt with in different levels of the court. The experience gave us a better understanding of how the courts operate and the various roles of legal personnel.

Overall it was a fantastic opportunity and we highly recommend students to chose legal studies.

 

Carmellina Mhando and Caitlyn Capizzi  – Year 11 Legal Studies students

 

 

 

 

PDHPE News

SCC Rep Sport Results update:

Congratulations to all teams on their participation and sportsmanship they have displayed in representative sport during Term One. Thank you to all representative sport coaches; Ms Summons, Ms Cox, Mrs Barrass, Mrs Oliver, Ms Eldahaby and Ms Brennan.

Well done to the Year 7-9 AFL team who made it into the grand final but were unfortunately defeated by MSJ 39-20. Congratulations girls on a great season, it is a fantastic achievement to be runners up.

 

Staff versus students:

On Friday 29th March the staff versed the Year 12 students in Futsal, competing for the Bethany Staff v Students Cup! The staff showed they were the Futsal champions defeating the Year 12 students on the day. It was a great game with fantastic school spirit! Congratulations staff and better luck next time Year 12!

 

 

NSWCCC Swimming Carnival:

Congratulations to students who competed in the NSWCCC Swimming Carnival at Homebush on Friday 5th April:

  • Jessica Brightwell
  • Monique Johnson
  • Tameeka Johnson
  • Kara Giardullo
  • Mia Pelaez
  • Montana Ilievski

 

SCC Touch Football:

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to compete in the NSWCCC Touch Football Championships in Nelson Bay on 10th April:

  • Chloe Jackson (named in team but unable to compete due to injury)
  • Caitlin Hollis
  • Lily Perenara
  • Lucy Flanagan
  • Liana Lan

Congratulations on this achievement and best of luck in the competition!

 

Lucy Flanagan – Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships

Congratulations to Lucy Flanagan (Yr 9) who competed at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships from the 29th- 31st of March. Lucy won the flags event and placed third in the sprints. A fantastic achievement- well done!

 

Rochelle Bailey

Acting Sport Coordinator

Year 11 News

Estelle Pacifique
 
Estelle Pacifique competed in the ACT Calisthenic Preliminary Graceful Girl competition.  Estelle performed beautifully and for her efforts and continual training, she received 1st place in ACT.  This is a highly competitive dance sport and is extremely technical.  Estelle will now go on to compete at the NSW Calisthenics Championship competition in early May and the ACT Championship competition in late May. Congratulations Estelle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keira Warn
 
Congratulations to Keira Warn who placed 5th in the Under 17 Iron Woman at the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships on the Gold Coast last week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen Donlan
Year 11 Coordinator

Year 12 Project Compassion – Vietnam

100% INCLUSION

Living with a disability was challenging for Nguyet. Yet, since featuring in Project Compassion 2017 Nguyet has successfully built her own business, a dream that has become a reality with the support of Caritas Australia. Connected to the world in new ways, Nguyet has become independent, an important member of her community and has great hope for her future.

“I would like to have my own shop in the village one day.”

 

 

On Tuesday the 2nd of April, the Year 12 cohort came together to raise money for project compassion. Together we met on Chisholm Court where we had written in chalk ‘YEAR 12’, 4 letters and 2 numerals for each homeroom to each fill up with coins. Our Value of wholeness came together nicely, a great way for the year group to contribute to Project Compassion, focussing on our key area of Vietnam.

With the help of everyone’s coins we raised a grand total of $297.40! Congratulations and thank you to everyone for contributing!

 

 

 

The Wholeness Project in Action – Year 12 students creating their designs on the WHOLENESS letters displayed in their locker area. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Value of Wholeness invites us to

  • Acknowledge every human being has the potential for complete wholeness and humility.
  • Believe that each individual, made in the image and likeness of God, respects themselves and others.
  • Believe in restorative practices that promote wholeness.

 

 

 

 

Siena Dal Bianco – Year 12 SRC

Year 7 Project Compassion Funding

Year 7 have been eagerly raising funds for Project Compassion this Lenten season! In addition to daily contributions made in homeroom, Year 7 have engaged in a number of activities to raise as much as possible for Thandolwayo in Zimbabwe.

On Tuesday 2nd April Year 7 ran a coin line in Yallunga Hall. This initiative saw each homeroom engage in some healthy competition to create the longest coin line, resulting in a total contribution of $499 which is an extraordinary effort.

On Monday 8th of April, Year 7 hosted a bake sale for the school, where students brought in delicious sweets and baked goods to sell at lunch time. This was a huge hit and raised $889. This event would not have been possible without the generous contributions of Year 7 students and their families, as well as the assistance of Ms Davenport. A special thank you to Bianca Karaboulis and students in Homeroom 7M who had the idea for this fantastic initiative.

I am incredibly proud of each Year 7 student for their generosity of spirit during this Lenten season and hope the girls have seen that even the smallest donations and initiatives can make a large impact in changing the lives of others. Well done Year 7!

 

Connie Pikis

Year 7 Coordinator

Grok Coding Competition Update

 
 
 
Web.Comp is a web competition for school students run by Grok Learning. The Web.Comp teaches students how to build a website as they go along, rather than expecting students to be experts already. The Web.Comp competition compliments students learning in both Information Software and Technology as well as Industrial Technology and Multimedia.
 
Web.Comp 2019 ran for 5 weeks, and each week, Grok released interactive notes with the information students needed for the web design challenge. The last week was focused around a web design tournament where students could submit their own design and vote on everyone else’s!
 
Why learn web design?

Every time we use the web, you’re seeing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Creating a website is one of the most useful technical skills digital citizens can learn. Web.Comp teaches students HTML/CSS and JS, the powerful building blocks needed to build a website from scratch. Learning to write HTML/CSS and JS by hand gives students full control over the look and interactivity of a website, so students can implement their web designs exactly as they imagined them!

Corina in Year 10 participated in Web.Comp beginners, where she learnt the basics of HTML,CSS and how the internet works. Corina also applied the design principles she was learning in Industrial Technology Multimedia to transform the Grok design brief into her own digital creation. Corina secured the College’s second PERFECT SCORE, and should be very proud of her efforts. The images below are Corina’s work space during the competition and the final product.

Amanda McGilchrist a seasoned Grok Web.Comp participant, set herself the goal of the Advanced competition. In this stream Amanda learnt how to make interactive web pages using JavaScript, plus cover a bunch of CSS and HTML. Amanda secured a HIGH DISTINCTION in the competition and should be congratulated for her continuous efforts.

If you are interested in learning more about coding, speak to Mrs Chisari.

 

Theresa Chisari

ICT Teacher

Careers / VET Update

Standing room only for UNSW Presentation

The University of New South Wales presented information about their courses, campus and facilities to a packed house on Tuesday 25 March. The students gained an insight into the life of a UNSW student. The presentation improved their understanding of course offerings at this university that they may be interested in pursuing post school.

 

 

UTS Accounting Scholarship presentation

Ex Bethany student Paige Perry and ex Marist College Kogarah student presented information about the UTS Accounting Scholarship. This is an opportunity for future students to ‘learn while they earn’. The scholarship contributes $18000 to university course fees and offers overseas working experience. The presenters were enthusiastic about this opportunity and did a great job promoting their course to the students.

 

 

 

UAC presentation

The University Admissions Centre (UAC), presented information about university application processes to students and their parents from five local schools on Wednesday 3 April. The information presented not only covered university applications but also looked at how the ATAR is calculated. Students walked away from this presentation with a renewed sense of confidence.

 

 

UNIVERSITY

UOW Scholarships 2019 Directory

Academic Scholarships

Faculty Scholarships

Work Integrated Learning Scholarships

Corporate Scholarships

Sporting Scholarships

Equity Scholarships

Accommodation Scholarships

Community Scholarship

https://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@gov/documents/doc/uow252365.pdf

 

Macquarie University – Year 12 Information Evening

1 May 

26 June

We’ll take you through our early entry program, courses, scholarships, pathway options and give you the opportunity to speak one-on-one with course advisers. Parents are encouraged to attend. Register here:

https://www.mq.edu.au/study/high-school-students/events

 

UTS – The Galuwa Engineering and IT Experience

Apply by 2 June

The Galuwa Experience, held in the July school holidays is a fantastic chance for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to discover the opportunities a degree in engineering or IT can provide.

https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineering-and-information-technology/what-we-do/galuwa-engineering-and-it

 

New Early Entry – Macquarie University

Macquarie has a new early entry program on the way! Following feedback and consultation with schools and students, we are launching a new early entry program very soon.
We’re still looking for students who are doing well at school and involved in service, leadership and extra-curricular activities within their community.
Be the first to know what’s happening at Macquarie, including when this new early entry program open for 2020 entry by providing your details below. Plus, we’ll keep you up updated on our events and activities. Visit here and complete to stay up to date:

https://www.mq.edu.au/study/admissions/entry-requirements/domestic/macquarie-entry/global-leadership-entry-program

 

University of Notre Dame Medicine Information Sessions

21 May. 6pm or 7pm.
160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (map)

Dreaming of a career in Medicine? Come along to our Doctor of Medicine Information Session and find out why Notre Dame is ranked the Number 1 University for Overall Quality of Educational Experience in Australia (QILT).

This session has been designed to provide you with an overview of our medicine program and our unique application process. You will also have the opportunity to meet academic staff and students, and tour our purpose-built campus.

As places are limited, please register your interest below or contact the Prospective Students Office on 02 8204 4404 or sydney@nd.edu.au for further information.

21 May register here: https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/medicine-information-session2

 

University of Notre Dame – Getting to Know Nursing Evening

Tuesday 14 May. 6:00pm – 7:30pm
160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (map)

Dreaming of a career in Nursing? Come along to our ‘Getting to Know Nursing’ event and find out why Notre Dame is ranked the Number 1 University for Overall Quality of Educational Experience in Australia (QILT).

At this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our nursing program and unique admission process
  • Meet the Dean and other academic staff
  • Chat to current nursing students about life at Notre Dame
  • Explore our purpose-built Darlinghurst campus
  • Apply directly on the day

Places are strictly limited. Please register below or contact us on 02 8204 4404 or sydney@nd.edu.au for further information.

https://www.notredame.edu.au/events-items/getting-to-know-nursing

 

ACU Elite Athlete and Performer Program

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are top sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.

The program comes with a range of benefits, including:

  • adjustment factors to your entry score
  • early timetabling
  • academic support (deferred exams, extensions, special considerations)
  • access to travel grants and scholarships.

https://www.acu.edu.au/student_experience/student_life/elite_athlete_and_performer_program

 

ACU Passion for Business – Early Entry Program Now Open

Let your values create value. Our Passion for Business (P4B) program gets you guaranteed early entry into an ACU business course, so you can focus on completing school with the knowledge you’ve been awarded a place in the degree of your choice.

   an early conditional offer from ACU before receiving your ATAR/OP from the Tertiary Admissions Centre and prior to completing your final exams

  access to our Academic Skills workshops, CareerHub and networking events

  study abroad opportunities

https://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/pathways_and_entry_schemes/year_12_student_entry/passion_for_business

 

Civil Engineering – Road Designers in Traineeship 

The Road Designer in Training program is available to people looking for a career in designing roads while at the same time studying towards a Civil Engineering degree. Trainees will be working on challenging road and infrastructure projects in NSW.

Intake every year. For more information, please contact RDITcoordinator@rms.nsw.gov.au.

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/careers/working-with-us/employment-programs/road-designer-in-training.html

 

TAFE

School Based Traineeship for Indigenous Students

We currently have School based traineeships available In with leading National companies like QANTAS, ANZ, Australia Post and many others.  Apply below or for any further enquiries please call 1300 669 859. 

https://maxima.com.au/jobseekers/indigenous-employment/indigenous-careers/

 

ARC Group Training – Business Traineeships 

ARC are here to make career development easy! We offer Business Traineeships for recent school leavers wanting to start their career in the Business world. As part of your traineeship, you will work full time in an office junior role, undertake a Certificate III in Business and get PAID! For more information call us on 02 8833 3999 or email your resume to: 

recruit@arcgroup.com.au 

 

COLLEGES

Qantas Group Pilot Academy

We train our pilots to the highest standards and we can draw on almost 100 years of aviation experience. We want to help shape the next generation of pilots and that’s why we’re establishing the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. It will open its doors in 2019 with an initial intake of 100 pilots, and once it’s fully established we aim to train up to 500 pilots a year.

We expect the typical entrants to be high school or university graduates with a strong academic performance. After 18 months of classroom, simulator and real world flight training you’ll graduate. The training could lead to employment with one of the Qantas Group airlines, including Jetstar.

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/about-us/our-company/pilot-academy.html

 

TOP Career Edge – Law or Business – Theory and Experience Combined

An important part of being ready to enter the workforce is building your practical professional skills. Here at TOP, we have a number of initiatives to help prepare our students for their careers. We call this TOP’s Career Edge.
We have a strong belief that your education is more than just what you learn in the classroom. Through TOP’s career development programs, our students will be able to turn the theory they learn in class into real life experiences. These experiences will help shape our students to be outstanding candidates in today’s highly competitive employment market. Find out more about TOP’s career development opportunities on our website: 

https://www.top.edu.au/careeredge

 

Whitehouse Fashion and Interior Design July Workshops

2 Short Street, Surry Hills

Photography for fashion

Fashion illustration

Design Portfolio

Design Illustration

https://whitehouse-design.edu.au/workshops/

 

William Angliss Institute – Leader in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Hotel Management

With around 23,000 students across Australia and world-wide enrolling each year, we offer a broad range of training and education programs including accredited traineeships and apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas, short courses, graduate certificates, bachelors and master degrees. Speak to William Angliss Institute representatives to find out about the range of courses on offer. Call us on (02)91255110

https://www.angliss.edu.au/?country=syd

 

Kenvale College – Barista Course 

Saturdays

38 High Street, Randwick

This is a great opportunity for students to acquire a qualified unit of competency during the holidays, and perfect for those who want to equip themselves with basic barista training to work in the hospitality industry.

The course will include, but not limited to, preparing and serving tea and coffee, the origins of tea and coffee, fundamentals of using a coffee machine and milk frothing.

Any questions, please contact us at enquiries@kenvale.edu.au / 02 9314 6213

For more information and to keep posted on events visit:

https://kenvale.edu.au/news-events/short_courses/barista-courses

 

 

GENERAL

Australian Federal Police Entry Level

How to go about applying for entry level positions.

https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/entry-level-recruit-policing-and-protective-service-officer-recruitment

Join their Facebook Recruitment group for info and updates at:

https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=www.afp.gov.au%2Fcareers%2Fentry-level-recruit-policing-and-protective-service-officer-recruitment

 

Teach in a Rural NSW School 

Years 10 -12 who are interested in becoming a teacher in a rural NSW school? The NSW Department of education is offering scholarships to school students with a guaranteed permanent job, financial assistance throughout the course of study and 6,000 appointment allowance and $7,500 per year of full time study. Head to this website to find out more:

https://www.teach.nsw.edu.au/getpaidtostudy/teach-rural-scholarships

Enter here to receive alerts and updates:

https://nsw.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1b73da7775cca263240290668&id=c01c5cfffe

 

Employment Guide Chartered Accountants ANZ 

Are you seeking to inspire your students to pursue a business, accounting or finance career? Featuring hundreds of employers, offering: graduate, vacation, internship and cadetship roles in accounting, business and finance.

http://youunlimitedanz-guide.com/?cid=O~P~CareersGuide2019~CAANZ~201902

 

Meet People in These Different Finance Careers – Videos

Economist

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/economist

Chartered Accountant

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/chartered-accountant

Business Analyst

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/business-analyst

Finance Broker

https://studentedge.org/career-life/find-a-career/finance-broker

 

Next Step Program for Year 12s Science and STEM

Students who participated in the NYSF Year 12 Program have the option to attend the follow-up NYSF Next Step programs later in the year.

Held during school holidays in April and June/July each year, the Next Step Programs run in collaboration with our funding partner universities across Australia and our partners from the corporate sector, as well as particular research organisations. These programs are specifically designed for NYSF students to extend and develop their knowledge of courses, facilities, scholarships and accommodation on the different university campuses, allowing a comparison with campuses and colleges they saw on session in January.

https://www.nysf.edu.au/programs/next-step/

Applications for NYSF close 31 May

https://www.nysf.edu.au/what-we-do/how-to-apply/

 

SpotJobs

 Australia’s fastest growing online job listings.

https://www.spotjobs.com/

 

Talent Development Project Foundation – Applications Open

Live Auditions will be held in Sydney between 9am – 5:00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 23rd April

Wednesday 24th April

Friday 26th April

Saturday 27th April

The TDP are very excited to announce applications are OPEN for students to audition for the 2019/2020 program!

To be eligible, students must attend a NSW Public High School and be in Years 10-12 (min 15 years old).  

All singers, songwriters, musical theatre performers and instrumentalists are welcome.

To apply, all performers need to submit an Online Application form and also complete the Principle & Contact Teacher Endorsement form.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alix on 02 9319 0503 or alix@tdp.org.au

http://www.talentdevelopmentproject.org.au/

 

7 Paths to Computer Science Careers

Meet 7 people taking wildly different paths to a career in computer science, ending up in unexpected places

https://careerswithstem.com.au/7-paths-computer-science-career/

 

Explore the Careers of Women STEM Leaders

These women are at the forefront of the industry. The program explores six dynamic female role models and their individual career journeys with companies on the cutting-edge of technological innovation in Australia.

https://dayofstem.com.au/wis.html

 

 

 

Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocational Learning Coordinator

College Choir

This first term has seen enormous growth in our College Choir, with student numbers reaching 53! This is an incredible achievement and is a testament to the leadership and dedication of Ms Pascuzzo. The students have been fiercely rehearsing each Tuesday morning with repertoire including “A Million Dreams” and “Remember Me”. The choir performed beautifully in two-part harmony at our school assembly in Week 8. We congratulate the students and Ms Pascuzzo on their achievements this term and look forward to welcoming new members in Term 2.  

If you are interested in joining the choir, please see Ms Pascuzzo or Mrs Moroney at school. The choir rehearses each Tuesday morning from 7:45am in MA203.

 

Clare Moroney

Performing Arts Coordinator

From the Creative Arts Prefect

During the Year 12 exam block, the Visual Arts seniors submitted their body of work progress for marking. This provides a glimpse into the thought process and efforts of each student over the past two terms in creating a major body of work that demonstrates their conceptual and technical refinement. 
 
Across the two classes, a variety of mediums and concepts have been used to create each student’s major works. Ranging from watercolours and acrylics, charcoal to graphite and photography to digital illustration, the variety of mediums used reflect the diverse talent and individuality each visual arts student has. 
 
Students have also been motivating others through feedback and constructive criticism of each others’ works throughout the process, providing a whole range of perspectives and creating a welcoming atmosphere in the senior art rooms.
 
Students such as Megan Mendoza also have given their own advice for students who are planning to do Visual Arts and their own body of works in the future:
 
“My advice would be to just enjoy it, don’t think of it as a project of school but to think about why to chose your interest in painting it as if it’s like the story of your life.”
 
The progress of these bodies of works overall shows the outstanding talent the Year 12 cohort have and what the college should look forward to seeing in the coming months!
 
Carina Cunha – Year 12
 

COMPASS

Welcome to Compass https://bethanyhurstville-nsw.compass.education/.  We encourage you to look at the following videos which will help you navigate your way around the portal.  
 

For a guide on how to best use the portal, please read through the following Parent Compass Brochure.

Access this link about Compass and Privacy.

Please click on this link for installation of the Compass App.

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